• Senator Dodd on the coast
  • Senator Dodd in a classroom
  • Senator Dodd during a wildfire

Press Release

Friday, February 16, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a new bill to help deter harmful emissions from oil refineries. The bill would increase fines for serious violations of emissions standards that sicken people or force shelter-in-place orders.

Press Release

Thursday, February 8, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a new bill to protect access to drinking water for households. The bill would enact a sweeping slate of consumer protections to ensure that families struggling to pay their water bills are given time and options before their water service is disconnected.

Press Release

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to bolster the state’s efforts to prevent drunk driving. The bill would increase the reach of the California Highway Patrol’s Designated Driver Program, which provides education and outreach to help prevent drunk driving.

In the News

by Kate Larsen, KGO 7

Thursday, February 1, 2018

NAPA, Calif. (KGO) --

Your garage could be a deadly obstacle during an emergency. A North Bay lawmaker is trying to put a bill on the books to help you escape your home in the event of a disaster.

For Full Story, visit KGO News Site.


Press Release

Thursday, February 1, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to improve safety during power outages by requiring newly sold or installed garage door motors to have a battery backup. The bill comes in the wake of devastating wildfires that left numerous evacuees and victims unable to open their garage doors to flee the flames.

District Report

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Message from Bill Dodd

Dear Neighbor,


Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Sunday, January 21, 2018

The application period for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to access most financial aid, is now open. Paying for college can be difficult, but California has always been a leader in providing eligible students with an affordable college education.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Senate passed Senator Dodd’s SJR 15 with unanimous bipartisan support. The measure urges Congress and the President to swiftly pass a long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), with no strings attached.  CHIP is a lifeline for 1.3 million California children, providing them with critical health insurance and care.

Press Release

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by downed power lines. The bill requires electric utilities to adopt comprehensive policies and procedures for proactively de-energizing power lines during extreme weather.